William R. Franquemont


William Franquemont serves as partner in the firm’s Phoenix, Arizona office. Prior to joining DHR International, William was president and principal owner of EFL International, a recognized boutique executive search firm, for 20 years.  He has also been the executive vice president and board member of a leading executive search firm where he managed the execution of C-level search engagements.

William has managed and conducted assignments to recruit senior-level executives in the disciplines of manufacturing, advanced technology, supply chain, sales, marketing, human resources and general management. His clients have ranged in size from pre-IPO, venture-backed start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across a broad range of industries including telecommunications, nonprofit, aerospace, consumer products, food processing, distribution and durable goods manufacturing.

His business career includes significant engineering, operations management and human resources positions with Deere & Company. He later joined a major Denver based industrial manufacturer as director of operations. William then joined Fleming Associates as vice president and managing director of the executive search firm’s office in Denver. He served on the Fleming Associates’ Board of Directors during the firm’s growth to national prominence.

William holds an MA in Economics from Drake University and a BS in Industrial Engineering From Iowa State University. Community involvements have included The Arizona Technology Council, Chamber of Commerce activities and Little League coach. Additionally, he has been a guest speaker at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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